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Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.

Kim Kardashian tried to 'screw all of us out of everything,' says emoji developer suing her for $100M

By John Breslin | Mar 12, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – A $100 million lawsuit filed against Kim Kardashian is far from "ridiculous and absurd," according to the businessman who is taking the action against the celebrity.

In the wake of previous failures, Michigan lawyer again sues social media companies over alleged terrorist links

By John Breslin | Mar 12, 2019

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – An attorney gaining a reputation for representing plaintiffs suing social media organizations over claims they aided and abetted terrorists is involved in yet another case against the companies.

SCOTUS to hear oral arguments over power of government agencies to interpret regulations

By John Breslin | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Oral arguments over how much power government agencies can wield when interpreting their own regulations will be made before the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of the month.

Law firm Morrison Foerster says lawsuit alleging overbilling has 'no merit'

By John Breslin | Mar 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – An international law firm sued over allegations of "egregious overbilling" while representing a number of companies in the process of liquidating assets argues the complaint has no merit.

From Florida Record

Website accessibility suits surge in Florida, New York, following favorable plaintiff rulings

By John Breslin | Feb 11, 2019

The number of website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court has exploded, with the greatest numbers being filed in New York and Florida, according to a new study.

ATG LegalServe partners with File & ServeXpress for 'one-stop' service

By John Breslin | Jan 24, 2019

As the era of legal e-filing came close to replacing the hand delivering of documents, one process-serving business knew it had to find the right partner.

Lawsuit by Jevon Kearse, other former NFL players over alleged tax scheme challenged by defendants

By John Breslin | Jan 18, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago law firm is asking a federal court in Florida to dismiss an amended complaint over allegations that it orchestrated a fraudulent tax credit scheme that snared four former NFL players, and the plaintiffs in the case have asked the court to deny the motion.

Allegations that Clinton campaign funded Trump-Russia research still pending at now-closed FEC

By John Breslin | Jan 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A complaint that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee violated campaign finance law by steering money for opposition research through a legal firm is still pending with the Federal Election Commission.

Former Senate majority leader Reid hits out, but remembered for unwavering support of trial lawyers

By John Breslin | Jan 8, 2019

During his time in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid was a major ally for the nation's plaintiffs lawyers

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

After narrow win, heads turn towards new Wisconsin AG's approach on ACA, opioids, redistricting and more

By John Breslin | Dec 3, 2018

MADISON, WISC. (Legal Newsline) - Following an $8.5 million race and a slim victory for the seat of the state's chief law enforcer, legal observers are focused on how new Attorney General Josh Kaul will approach some thorny issues and ongoing litigation when he takes up his position in January.

From Madison County Record

Asbestos defendants advised to discern potential BAP1 gene link in claimants

By John Breslin | Nov 27, 2018

Attendees at a recent conference on asbestos litigation were advised to ask claimants about the history of cancer in families, and potentially then ask for a test because of the link between some mesothelioma cases and potential genetic factors.

Litigation funding not subject to Georgia's interest rate laws, state Supreme Court rules

By John Breslin | Oct 22, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Funding provided to plaintiffs while their lawsuit is pending is not a loan under Georgia law, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday, and therefore regulations setting maximum interest rates that can be charged won't apply.

Focus switches to climate activist pastor allowed to present 'necessity defense'

By John Breslin | Oct 15, 2018

BAGLEY, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - After the dramatic dismissal of charges against climate activists who had planned to argue "necessity defense" before a jury, the focus is now likely to turn to the north west and the trial of an elderly pastor accused of blocking a coal train.

N.D. county turns down meeting with opioid lawyers, favors state AG taking lead

By John Breslin | Oct 10, 2018

A North Dakota county recently declined to pursue a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, turning down a request for a meeting from five heavyweight law firms based from Texas to Washington D.C.

'Novel' talc lawsuit rejected by Third Circuit; No injury alleged but buyer's remorse

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A woman has no right to damages for buying talc-based baby powder and then regretting the decision because she learned later of an alleged link with ovarian cancer.

Report details how Bloomberg, NYU influence environmental policy at state level

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A program placing environmental advocates in state offices - while paying their salaries - has drawn criticism, though the New York law center running it defends it as legal and transparent.

Ohio Supreme Court: Medical malpractice suit against Cleveland Clinic barred by statute of limitations

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice suit originally filed in federal court in Indiana is barred by the statute of limitations from being pursued in Ohio, Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled.

Estate claims woman with sordid past drained millionaire's bank account before death, wins summary judgment

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A woman with a criminal record and many aliases has lost her appeal against a partial summary judgment in a suit filed by the administrator of the estate of a one-time millionaire.

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